Lily Elkins

BP’s Oil and Impacts

Over 600 scientists met last week at the 2015 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference in Houston, Texas. Presented studies examine the effects of the BP drilling disaster, several showing a vast area on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico where marine life is sparser than it was before toxic “oil …

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“Bathtub Mat” of BP Oil Remains on Ocean Floor

Oceanographer Jeff Chanton and his team at Florida State University recently conducted a study that found that 6-10 million gallons of oil from the BP disaster are coating the sea floor. From a sample area of 9,266 square miles, Chanton and his nine-member research team took 62 sediment cores and tested them for oil by …

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